Intercommunal structures are gradually spreading into the cultural domain. Investment is now targeted on actions oriented towards outside activities such as festivals or the development of the heritage linked to tourist activities, to the detriment of facilities. That is first of all connected with the nature of the cooperation between local councils, for which the principal objective is the organisation and development of the territory. But it is also the result of the authorities' reluctance to give up an area of action for which they have required huge, and politically prestigious, investments. In future, putting facilties into networks will undoubtedly justify a greater participation of the EPCI (public institutions of intercommunal cooperation) in cultural management, with a desire to improve the offer of equipment and of economic rationality.